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Riverbend, a public housing project in Charlottesville is getting new buildings and promises to have a place for every resident to live.
Chesterfield saw a huge number of apartments change hands in September, expecially in one week.
A San Francisco based startup has a new approach for rent to own which may sound familiar to some in apartment management.  You lease the house for 3 years and a portion of the "rent" is actually kept in savings for the resident.
Richmond City Council has again delayed a vote on hundreds of needed apartments near Virginia Union University but approved yet another brewery in the area.
Do you know how to spot a fake application?  Do you have a plan in place if you find one?  
Matt Spencer, chair of NRVAC (New River Valley Apartment Council), the VAMA affiliate in Blacksburg, is quoted in this article.  RLRAC will hold this class again in Lynchburg, VA.
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Calendar Highlights
NRVAC 10/15/18 Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Slam
HRAC 10/17/18 Maintenance Mania
RLRAC 10/18/18 Active Shooter Training (Lynchburg)
HRAC 10/19/18 Morning Coffee Meeting
VRHC 10/25/18 Valley APEX Awards
NRVAC 10/30/18 Trade Show & Maintenance Seminar
BRAC 10/30/18 Fair Housing Certification
HRAC 11/6 & 11/7 Fall Workshop with Toni Blake
RLRAC 11/09/18 Morning Membership Meeting (Lynchburg)
BRAC 11/13/18 National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)
NRVAC 11/13/18 Mix & Mingle
CVAA 11/16/18 Morning Coffee Meeting
CVAA 11/27/18 Fair Housing Certification
NRVAC 11/29/18 Fair Housing Certification
BRAC 11/29/18 Maintenance Appreciation Event & Membership Luncheon

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Development News
Land is being disturbed along Lincoln Road as old sturctures are torn down to make way for 300 apartments.
Breeden has plans to build 258 apartments but will the City approve them?
An out of town developer has submitted plans for 300 apartments at the intersection of Cosby and Otterdale roads, in Chesterfield’s Woodlake area.
A developer seeking to erect a mixed use project in the Manchester area of Richmond is promising 20% of the units will be for individuals making 80% of less of the area's median income.  The promise was made to help secure tax abatement of $4.5 Million and also includes a promise of "public" space.
The former Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Building on Broad Street in Richmond will be torn down and the land will be home to The Belmont apartments.
Better Housing Coalition is set to complete one of their earliest projects with the addition of 60 apartments for residents ages 55+.
An old postal warehouse on Brook Road may be torn down to build 224 apartments.  Rezoning from industrial to multi-family is necessary first.
The Flats at Ginter Park was sold at auction for $16.75 Million after the City condemed many units and the apartments had been placed in receivership.
Henrico County is planning a complete overhaul of the Westwood Avenue corridor adjacent to Scott's Addition in order to capitalize on all the new businesses coming to the area.
A 178-unit building in Shockoe Bottom is now leasing after a two-year development process. 
A Jackson Ward development has received significant financing through VHDA and HUD for senior apartments.